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what to do with thai herbs

biggreenmatt Dec 12, 2011 07:14 AM

Made some thai this past weekend and now have a ton of leftover herbs (basil, mint, lemongrass, etc.).

Any smart suggestions on how to use them before they go bad?

  1. biggreenmatt Dec 12, 2011 07:23 AM

    Do they freeze well?

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    1. re: biggreenmatt
      pj26 Dec 12, 2011 07:59 AM

      Lemongrass freezes ok, maybe try mincing it before you put it in to ice trays. Basil doesn't freeze well at all but you could make a pesto which will keep (unless it's Thai holy basil and then it might not taste so good in a pesto).

      Mint you could freeze in to ice cubes to use in drinks.

    2. monavano Dec 12, 2011 07:21 AM

      mint= lamb meatballs
      basil= marinara, pesto
      lemongrass= infuse into chicken stock for tom yum

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